Packers QB Rodgers active, LB Matthews out

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is active for Green Bay’s game

against the Miami Dolphins, while linebacker Clay Matthews is out

with a left hamstring injury.

Rodgers sustained a concussion on Green Bay’s final offensive

play in an overtime loss to the Redskins last week, but passed all

necessary tests. Matthews leads the NFL with 8 1/2 sacks.

The banged up Packers are also without starting tight end

Jermichael Finley (right knee), linebacker Nick Barnett (left

wrist) and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett (ankle).

Finley is out indefinitely. Barnett was placed on injured

reserve on Friday.

Dolphins rookie right guard John Jerry missed his third game

because of an illness. Starting defensive end Jared Odrick (ankle)

was also inactive.